I am looking for an advice from somebody with more experience!
I have my law degree in civil law from Sofia university, Bulgaria. LSAC evaluation shows superior.
I am on my way of completing 2 year acceralated LLB from the U.K. - so far my average is high 2:1 (above average according to LSAC).
I am not required to sit TOEFL because I am completing a law degree in English.
This year I applied for LLM at UCLA, USC, Vanderbilt, Emory , Fordham , Loyola Los Angelis and Tulane! I applied literally at the last moment - 14.02 and had some issues with my transcript so LSAC completed my file on 22.03.
So far I got offers from Vanderbilt, USC and Tulane. I haven't heard from the others yet.
Vanderbilt told me that they are making scholarship decisions this week, UCS offered me a nice scholarship (can't disclose the amount but it's less than half tuition) and Tulane offered me a lucrative $37 500 scholarship. I was in New Orleans two summers for 5 months each year through cultural exchange program and I am in love with the city and with Tulane - one of the most beautiful campuses. Tulane's Admission and professors were very helpful during the application process and extremely nice.Further, I have made some friends in New Orleans which is another factor.
However, I got so caught up reading about rankings. I love USA and want to stay and work there for a while. I was wondering which Uni will give me the best chances for that. My interests are in sports and entertainment law. Does somebody have more information about these three schools career opportunities for LLM students after graduation?
My boss (I am currently working as legal consultant in a legal service firm in London) tells me to wait till the next year and apply to T10 universities.
However, money is a big issue and Tulane's offer is really tempting.
I would appreciate any thoughts!
[Edited by Ali1208 on Apr 03, 2017]